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international, who was the editor at the time the found hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue. >> i am satisfied with rebecca, her leadership in this business, and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising, the fear of being tainted with the association -- by association with the paper, the future looked bleak. >> it is going to be investigated and there must be a full judicial dead -- judicial- led public inquiry. >> the other paper purchased by rupert murdoch in 1969 was quoted the sun city -- was "the sun." >> police in britain say they have identified four thousand possible hacking victims and hundreds more have contacted them saying they too may have been targets. we have the latest on the investigation. a warning, this report contains flash photography. >> this extraordinary affair might have spelled the end for britain's biggest newspaper, but the repercussions will continue. the police with the commissioner facing questions. the milita
carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers
involved. it's too big. it's too much trauma in our state. i thought the court would not be able to disentangle themselves from the drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, this court ruling about the three men who were turned over to the serbs, could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. peer -- peter biles, "bbc world news." >> now the concern for the thousands caught up in draught. >> that's right. the draught from east africa is a human tragedy from unimaginable proportions. rains have failed for the past four seasons and more than 10 million people across eethyobeya, so man ya, are facing dire shortages of food, shelter, and medical support. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the draught. but they're also escaping from somalia's endless civil war and they trek vast distances across land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like alio who's just 6 months old. some will die along the way. these people we came across today are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >>
as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
about him. i think the privacy of young children is a big issue. >> hell do you think that your son's medical condition, -- how do you think that your son's medical condition, cystic fibrosis, was leaked out? >> i have never talked publicly about his condition, and obviously we wanted that to be kept private, for all the obvious reasons that you want to do the best buy your children. i have never complained about what happened to me before, but the truth is information did come all. i was approached by a the "sun" newspaper. they told me they had this information about his condition and that they were going to run this story. >> how did that affect you as a father? >> in tears. your son is going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long- term future, thinking about our family. but there is nothing you can do about it. you are in public life. you do not know how it has appeared, i have not questioned it, make any allegations or claims, but the fact is he did appear, and it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> i think i
campaigned in one city this week. what is at stake for him? >> that is right. the big jet -- the big government juggernaut, if you like. he is responding to the intense wave of international criticism being directed at the country at the moment. the u.s. congressional committee is voting that aid will be cut off to sri lanka unless they show a move away from wartime atrocities. ofy're putting a lot resources into this. >> two opposition groups have claimed harassment by the ruling party, which it denies. it will these elections be free and fair? >> that is a big question about that political -- about that. proper transport is not been provided to voters to go to the polls. there are huge rural areas with no transport whatsoever. refugees returning and trying to rebuild their lives, they may not be able to vote. there have been some nasty incidents reported also. a main -- a main group in the north, the tamela alliance, some have said there has been intimidation. a dog was decapitated and its head was left on the gate of one of the candidates, allegedly. the government denies any wron
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. >> but the prime minister faces conflicting pressures. the big western powers want him to respect the tribunal. but hezbollah is a powerful force within his government. and it believes its members now face arrest and it wants the prile minister to reject the -- the prime minister to reject the whole legal process out of hand. this is the hezbollah leader speaking last year. >> mistake to think we were allowed arrest or detention of any of our fighters. any hand that will touch any of them will really be cut off. >> the truck bomb that killed rafik hariri triggered real change in lebanon. it led to mass protests that forced the departure of syrian troops from the country. but as the years have passed, the desire for justice has for some given way to fears that the search for the killers could lead to violent instability in the country. many lebanese do support the tribunal. they want to know who killed ravi -- rafik hariri but others are spirks. they say the tribunal is a tool being used by the western israel to hit out at their political enemies. owen bennett jones, bbc news, beirut. >> french
a big admission because the government has tried to manage this illness. the president has let information out here and there, but no great disclosure. this speech by the president somewhat unexpected and very serious. it was very obvious from watching it that he has had some serious health problems. he lost a lot of weight. his voice is much weaker than we are used to hearing. very clear that he struggles. now he has made it public, hoping the public will back him. >> what do we know what about the medical condition he is suffering from? >> well, we were told several weeks ago that he had to undergo emergency surgery while on a visit to cuba for a pelvic abscess. there was medical silence since then, nothing else about his condition or what he was suffering, just the government saying he was in the recuperation. this evening, he came out himself and said while he was in recuperation, doctors did find cancerous cells. that meant they had to give him under the knife again. he did say that the removal of the tumor was completely successful and he did stress that he was on the roa
.k. version of some big names. it's important to note the u.k. newspaper part of the empire only represents 4% of group sales. but if you look, for example, at the cost of news of the world, the profits they contribute and the weekday paper, the sun, it's about $138 million. for a global empire that makes hand in earnings about $3 billion a year, they can probably handle a loss in advertising revenue and readers. but they've also got the possible conference ensation coming up from the alleged victims of the phone hacking. sienna miller's phone was hacked and received a settlement of $160,000 u.s. dollars. if you multiply that times alleged victims, $32 million is what it comes closer to. we'll have a look at the european central bank. likely to go up with interest rates today. more on that coming up. >> state media in china dismiss reports a head has tied. culminating reports that said he was dead. from beijing is our correspondent. martin, what has been fueling all this speculation? >> well, these rumors started last week because he failed to show up to the celebration marking china's commun
cannot have people call into question whether we will pay our bills or not. that's a big issue. what is driving this behind-the- scenes -- republicans took control of the house with a group of people who are not politicians. they are business owners and have a natural distrust of government. it's a disconnect between the people in congress and the reality. everyone is saying it will have huge impacts. here we are a couple of weeks before the united states cannot pay its obligations, and we're having a fight. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> still to come on gmt -- crowds braved the brain in london ahead of tonight's premiere of the final film about .he boy blizwizard >> the duke and duchess of cambridge continue their tour of north america. the royal couple is in calgary at the world famous annual rodeo. they visited a town that has recently been devastated by forest fires. >> two months ago, it was a town in despair. william and kate had asked to visit the town in alberta on what had been planned as a private day for them. they walked through the wreckage of pe
bailout. if a deal cannot be agreed, it appears the debt crisis could spread to big economies like spain and italy. that could be catastrophic. that's why clarity is now deemed essential. further delay could be dangerous. >> postponing its over the summer is ridiculous. we would end up in a chaotic summer and it would open doors for speculation and further problems in spain and italy. these problems would be so big that they could not be solved. >> there is no simple formula. patience is in short supply. if the european union cannot a may to work in its current form, the alternatives are produced are. to further integration, perhaps the school and closer political union, or breaking the euro zone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the european union could ever face. chris morris, bbc news, brussels. >> the director of the national institute of economic and social research is joining us. jonathan, lots of questions are being asked. will we get any concrete answers today? >> we will, but i worry we will see a repeat of the same strategy that has been tried for the l
fill the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the
," and there's a big photograph of the hearing ipts. there's murdoch touching his son on the arm and wendy in the background looking contrite. the c.i.d.ny any morning her -- sydney morning's headline is "they were shocked, appalled and shamed that murdoch is denying blame." you have a photo of murdoch and his son looking grim and wendy sitting behind looking none to -- too happy. when you get into the coverage, the lead is the following sentence "rupert murdoch aaccused his commercial rivals in britain of whipping up a stir of the wrongdoing for their own commercial reasons. ." >> we're going to have to leave it there but thank you very much. it's very interesting to see how it's been -- being reported there. professor knight. we just want to show you some of the headlines that are coming up for us here. "murdoch's humble pie." that seems to be be -- the predominant headline on most of the u.k.'s papers. reference to him stating it was the most humbling day of his life. and a photograph of the protestor with the plate of foam and much being said about his wife who defended him by slapping
and syria made a big difference last week when he went to the city of hama during mass demonstrations there. he used human shields according to some, and triggered the embassy attack. >> secretary clinton's message was the strongest by far but that the united states has sent, but it still fell short of calling him to step down. it is a constellate very difficult to get out of. president assad must know that the president -- that the united states will be wary of him in syria. >> the scale of the uk phone hacking scandal is enhanced by new evidence that shows that security for queen elizabeth and other members of the royal family has been put risk. if the bbc has learned that according to company e-mails, the news of the work was paying of royal protection officer for information. there was a director of royal contacts, including royal household staff. four other developments, they tried to obtain details of the former prime minister gordon brown's finances, and that the newspaper tried to access medical information about one of his children culminated an act rupert murdoch's bid for b sky b
of the most powerful yet controversial characters in afghanistan. this is seen as a big blow to the fragile security in the southern kandahar area. people have killed four people in northwest italy. a human rights groups said that four were killed when the troops attack villages in the region. an iranian man was arrested at bangkok international airport as he attempted to smuggle $1.6 million worth of methamphetamine into the country. the drug had been disguised as a work of art weighing up to 10 kilos each. another day of high drama of the phone hacking scandal. every minute something new is happening. news corp. has withdrawn its controversial bid for a full takeover of the british broadcaster bskyb. this came shortly before the british parliament began a debate on the phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch's in the news for the wrong reasons. this is one of the great humiliations' for his career. "we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb would benefit both companies. it is too difficult to progress in this climate." there was protests inside and outside of the deal. >> i have
anger. now, several big companies including the halifax virgin holidays and -- have decided not to place advertisements in the news of the world this weekend. >> news corporation nor decades, a towering edifice of the global media, created and led by runnest murdoch, confronts a -- by rupert murdoch, confronts a grave threat. ford, mitsubishi, other big companies with big brands say they don't want to advertise in the news of the world this weekend because they don't want to be associated with the shocking revelations about how the newspaper obtained stories. for news corporation, owner of skr news of the world" whose share price fell almost 4% today a reputational crisis looks like it could become a financial problem. rupert murdoch's news corporation wants to buy the 61% of british sky broadcasting it doesn't already own. now, my sources tell me that bieb's scored had taken the view that news corporation would have to pay around 9.6 billion pounds for the b sky b shares. the media regulator, it has a duty to be satisfied that the holder of a broadcasting license is fit and proper, ther
and provocative with a the bbc license fee frozen, plans are drawn up for big cuts across the organization. that means more job losses and possibly more strikes. >> you are watching bbc news. in a firestorm of controversy over the u.k. telephone hacking scandal, two executives have resigned. at least 32 protesters have been killed during demonstrations against assad. in the global economy, it has been announced that there will be a summit next week in brussels to discuss how to handle the debt crisis and had to provide first aid for greece. eight european banks failed stress tests. >> the financial health of europe's banks has come under the spotlight once again get 90 of the biggest banks across the continent have been tested to see how they will cope with the constraint of another recession and financial meltdown. the stress tests, at a difficult time for european markets. investors are alalready on high alert. stress tests were seen as too soft, especially when two irish banks collapsed after being given a clean bill of health. the european banking authority has since beefed up the test
-- recaptured brega and broken out of misrata but not have -- has not done much since then. big advances have been made in the mountains south of tripoli. the rebels are 60 miles away. that group is separate from the rest and they believe nato does not want them to enter tripoli for the time being. another pro-khaddafi demonstration in tripoli on state tv tonight. with leaders voiced little loudspeakers pretty promises of them the fighting and sacrifices will continue until the west is defeated. they have got to make the sacrifices. britain and the others hope they will soon get sick of it. >> we have an expert who has been analyzing the membership of the transitional council later. do stay with us for that. in other news, norway's prime minister has set up an independent commission to look into events during the bomb attack and mass shooting. it will examine the killing of 70 people and the role of the police who have been accused of responding too slowly. >> he made his bomb and planned his massacre. the army get ready to get ready -- are getting ready to destroy his explosives. the bombing
up for big cuts across the organization which will mean more job losses and possibly more strikes. jim buchanan, "bbc news." >> you're watching "bbc news." our main headline in this hour, a little controversy over the phone hacking scandal. two key executives of rupert murdoch's empire have resigned. at least 32 protestors have been killed during demonstrations against president assad. >> 15 million pounds have been raised for victims of the worst drought in east africa for decades. but the disaster emergency committee says it's not enough to help the 10 million people who are fighting famine and disease. our correspondent has been traveling through some of the worst affected area from north eastern kenya from where he reports. >> this is north eastern kenya, one of the poorest part of the country, the landscape parched, the lives of its people blighted by drought. in one hospital in the district of hobaswain we found three-month old umi. she weighs barely less than a bag of sugar. less than the weight of a healthy children. umi was weak at birth. >> my daughter is alive now, she
. it is a big act. but i do not think it solves the real issues at news international. >> i am satisfied with rebecca and her leadership in this business and her standard of conduct. >> with a consumer company after big consumer company pulling darrent rising from the news of the world for fear of being tainted by association, it was looking bleach. will the parents rehabilitation occurred? >> there must be a full judicial-led a public inquiry. >> the other paper enjewel un."rt, "the so could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable. >> police in britain say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims and hundreds more have not contacted them saying that they, too, may have been targeted. this report contains flash photography. >> this extraordinary affair may have spelled the end for britain's biggest newspaper. but the repercussions will continue. the police and the next commissioner are facing questions. the military has been shocked by new allegations. and hundreds of people may be victims of its practices. the police are striving to cope with calls from people
. it is too big. i would look for to be able to disentangle themselves fomrom this drama. >> 16 years after the massacre, the court ruling about the three men that were turned over to the serbs could have implications for similar cases against the dutch state. >> a disaster unfolding for tens of thousands of people in east africa. >> the un refugee agency has called the drought in east africa and human tragedy of unimaginable proportions. 10 milliond more than people in ethiopia, somalia are facing loss of medical support and food. >> day after day, mile after mile, they walk and walk. these are the people of the drought, but they are also escaping from somalia's civil war. they trek vast distances over land where it no longer seems to rain. some are sick, like this child that is six months old. some will die along the way. these people are all from the same village in somalia. what they carry is all they possess. >> it was too long. we had no food. we were carrying children on our back. we had threats from wild animals, all kinds of suffering. cox this group of villages have been walking f
. >> tonight, president sarkozy met in berlin to meet with angela merkel. they are the two big beasts of the eurozone but they have struggled to agree. they are wrestling with a key challenges, are arranging a second bailout for greece and bringing down its debt. greece needs in new funding of well over 110 billion euros. the first rescue only increased their debt to 350 billion euros. that is 170% of gdp. the two leaders are likely to agree to make the debt more bearable perhaps by laurie the interest rates. -- lowering the interest rates. >> a great amount of the german money goes to say the countries that can be saved. that is contrary to what germany wants. >> many german taxpayers are irritated. this time around, the german chancellor has insisted that the private sector contribute to a new bailout and take some losses and reduce creases debt. -- reduce greece's debt. >> the issue is whether this will be achieved now or at a later point and time. now, we're still muddling through and we will not have a decision. >> in any event, if the banks except losses, a default might be decl
, a big thank you for watching bbc news day. by-bye for now. >> makes sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. ♪ >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles. " newsday" on the bbc. >> libya condemns britain's decision to expel all of colonel gaddafi's diplomats after recognizing the transitional council as the new government. an independent inquiry in a way into the attacks and they say the country will not be made to cowger. >> and with just a year to go until the london olympics, the head of the ioc extend an invitation to the world's athletes. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> and it is 4:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america on pbs and around the world. this is "neuza de." -- "neuza dnewsday." >> five months after the uprising against colonel gaddafi's role, the transitional council has been recognized
consequences. >> in my secure they, two women died in their 70's and 30 peep have died. in big cities, cooling centers have been set up to provide emergency relief. >> i sat outside a few minutes ago, and already i'm extremely uncomfortable. a huge open-air sauna, and it's already late in the day. that's ok for people working in all these air-conditioned offices, but for those who have outside jobs, the conditions are almost unbearable. >> it's hot out. the humidity is what kills you. all you can do is try to stay hydrated and keep an eye on each other and try to make it. >> more than 700 people died over a five-day period. that was in history. there are concerns about more fatalities with temperatures not expected to drop until sunday. >> hello, this is g.m.t. on "bbc news." the headlines this hour, the president denies there's a family inin somalia and says the aid bans will remain enforced. >> a crucial phase with the president and top lawmakers struggling to agree on a deal. in washington. time now for the business news. we've had a positive reaction. >> we have for now. for now. that's th
about a wall of dust as big as 80 kilometers wide in some areas. you can see it engulfing the city and causing havoc particularly foral flights. -- particularly for flights. going across much of the south western area. this ising? which can go from mid june right through september. that's the monsoon season itself. so more of this can be expected. but pretty extraordinary pictures coming in there. all sorts of things being brought down. among them, electricity wires, cables, you name it. it's quite a mess. right there in phoenix. >> now venezuelan president hugo chavez has leaders traveling to the area for the bicentennial celebration and using it as an opportunity to show support for hugo chavez from his cancer treatment. >> and prosecutors say the 25-year-old casey anthony smothered her daughter. first she said her child was kidnapped by a nanny then said she drowned in the swimming pool. the jury cleared her of the most serious charges. >> and barack obama says he wants to raise the credit limit and they have a limited time to prevent a u.s. from defaulting. >> now for some of u
and they are also likely to discuss italy. italy is becoming a big worry. the interest rates italians have to pay soared. the 5.5%ly short of mark, where it starts to put pressure on the economy. also, the market's focus on the u.s. debt worries. they have not reached an agreement. have until the beginning of august when the u.s. economy runs out of money. >> $14.3 trillion. >> unbelievable. >> thank you. we want to hear what you think. get in touch with us at gmt. you can do that via our website, bbc.com/news. you can also learn more about how we put the program together. you'll also find links to our facebook and twitter pages. our top story -- a series of huge explosions have torn through the main greek naval base in cyprus, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 30. the blast at zygi was triggered by a fire at a munitions storage. the impact of the blast was felt more than 3 kilometers away. that is all for the moment. stay with us on "bbc world news." there is more to come. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation
and the world. but republicans say they will only raise the debt limit if the government makes big spending cuts. opposition democrats argue taxes must rise to, especially for the rich, but to rain -- rein in the debt. >> the distance they seem to have to bridge in the short timeframe is pretty significant. a lot of people are concerned, everyone is talking like they are going to get a deal but they definitely have some work to do and someone is going to of to get pretty significantly in the near term. >> so far the political left and right have refused to compromise on their tax and spending ideas. and yet, america of's treasury start -- a debt default by the world's biggest economy is still a worst case scenario. but it is one that is getting closer by the day. bbc news, new york. >> let's move on, because your's efforts to impose an emission charged on the world airlines -- europe's efforts to impose an initial charge of the world airlines. there demanding the plan to be struck down claiming it overstepped its jurisdiction it means all airlines must buy permits to cover carbon emissions regar
business together. $1.3 trillion economy is a big market for the utah and there lots of talk about investment opportunities during mrs. clinton's visit. >> you're watching "newsday." still to come on the program, the aid agency that had controversy by handing out less aid in uganda. >> and murdoch and sons prepare to answer questions about phone hacking corruption. we assess the future of news corp. south africans have celebrated former president's nelson mandela 93rd birthday. he spent the day with family in his home village where he was also visited by the president. millions of school children sang him a special birthday song before lessons began. >> smiling and surrounded by family members, these photos show mandiba as he is affectionately called with his family, three generations of them. the elderly statesman celebrated on monday with a party of school children at his home in his childhood village. [happy birthday to you ♪ >> across the country, school children sang a special version of the birthday song, happy birthday dada, mandiba. two years ago it was mandela day. and h
. >> last-minute catches on the big day. for hundreds of same-sex couples queuing up in the sweltering manhattan he, this was a moment to treasure. with the celebration comes spending. it has been estimated that same- sex weddings will boost the york's economy by half -- by $300 million in the next three years. the handful of states that have legalized same-sex marriage, new york has -- is the one that will draw in the crowds. it is a destination in its own right. mark has his cupcake at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their wet beans. >> roughly 50% of our business is wedding cakes. we are anticipating probably a 30% leap in revenue from a wedding cakes alone. >> same-sex weddings will generate cash for your, but for the couples who just got married here, financial equality is some way off. the federal government does not recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away before the other, when it eventually happens, one cannot get the others social security. and with regard to finances and taxes and so on, we are not treat
and for further problems in spain and italy. the problems could be so big they cannot be solved with the current instrument we have. >> there is no simple formula. patience is in short supply. if the european union cannot be made to work in its current form, the alternatives are stark. further integration fiscally or politically. they could break the eurozone apart. finding a solution is one of the biggest challenges the e.u. has ever faced. bbc news in brussels. >> the irish prime minister has made an unprecedented attack on the catholic church. he accuses the vatican of tampering investigation into child abuse by priests. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generations. the close relationship appears to have changed with the publication of the report into child sex abuse in the diocese of county cork. the report from the vatican had blocked and frustrated and inquiry into the issue as recently as three years ago. he was scathing in his criticism. >> the report shows the disfunction, disconnection, and elitism that dominates the culture of the vatican today. the rape and tor
of a tent. there are stubbornly high death rates here. a delegation representing the u.s. another big donors came to see what needs to be done to prevent this refugee emergency turning into a disaster. >> the main key right now is to focus on the humanitarian side. we are in very deep need of better 10th facilities, better health facilities as well. it is absolutely a top priority, and the death rate we are seeing here is staggering. >> if the influx of somali refugees continues or becomes even bigger, the plan is to turn this area into the next refugee camp. it could be needed in just a matter of weeks. no wonder that everyone agrees that the emergency operation needs to be ramped up considerably. in the latest batch of refugees across the border, a greater number of the elderly and infirm. caring for them is adding to the complexity of this crisis. >> you are watching newsday on the bbc live from singapore and london. still to come, the latest from northern ireland, where police officers are trying to restore order after riots broke out in belfast. >> rejecting claims of buying his way to
of pressure on a country's finances. it is a big worry indeed. of course, it is connected -- it is the mother of all contagions, it's connected to greece because the whole package to try to rescue greece has been delayed and delayed, and that is poisoning investors' confidence. but i'll have a lot more on the world business report in about 20 minutes' time. >> thanks very much. the bbc has learned that britain's culture secretary is writing to regulators for further advice on the implications of newscorp's planned bid for the broadcaster, bskyb. it comes in the wake of the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal o. sunday, rupert murdoch flew to london to guide the company through the crisis. >> it was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when s
important object. you know what that is, don't you? no. they were plugged into the speaking tubes in a big house. oh, right, the phone. so when somebody wanted to attract your attention upstairs, they would blow in the bottom end, and it would sound the whistle upstairs. they weren't for blowing into directly. a lot of people think they're actually whistles, but it was for attracting attention through a house. i call that one the "iron man" or "outward bound." what does that do? it's like a train whistle. i think that's it. we can't go any further; you've got too much. you're obsessive, aren't you? yes. they are a fantastic group. it belonged to my husband's great-aunt, and she travelled a lot. we think it might be indian but we're not at all sure. i can see exactly why you'd be thinking in terms of indian. you do get very much this sort of decoration appearing and, again, filigree work is a feature to be found there. what you've actually got is a travelling set. so the spoon, fork, and the knife. date wise... we're looking at about 1670. the spoon, with the sections cut at the top, that's
compete in sydney. but other than that, i think it doesn't really matter. it's just having a big crowd and a really great atmosphere of people who just support good talent and good performances. >> and melissa, at what point in your time of diving did you realize that you may be good enough for the olympic-level competition? did you ever feel like you wanted to quit? >> well, it was always my dream to go to the olympic games. and i sort of came up pretty quickly. and it wasn't until i sort of surprisingly qualified for the games in 2006 that i realized that i would probably have a chance to go to the olympics in 2008. and, yeah, i just worked really hard and just ended up making the team. and that was a great experience. it's something you can't describe unless you're there. and since then i've been working really hard. i've gone through some tough times. i had a not-so-great year for performances the year after, in 2009. but since then i've built back up and i feel like my preparation is on track for next year. >> all right. best of luck to you, then. olympic hopeful there, melissa wu
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